Street food and Bangkok are synonymous dating back to the sixteenth century. Back then, the food was served in floating markets, and the culture goes on even today when the food is served along the historic canals crossing the city, street corners, mobile metal carts, and inside markets in every part of the city. For the best experience of these fascinating delicacies, try to visit the exotic streets with an empty stomach as your taste buds are in for a real treat. The street food is not only yummy; they are also value for money and conveniently concentrated in amidst busy markets. There are plenty of street food vendors across the city, some operating in groups in local markets. Many of them are open round the clock, so you can never be short of delicious food at any time of the day or night. We have listed some of the most popular street food delicacies that you should savor during your Thai holiday.
Finely chopped chunky pieces of meat are treated on a bamboo stick and grilled over an open flame. The result is a delicious dish served with preferably peanut sauce. Add a pinch of sweet & spicy ajad relish consisting of chilies, cucumbers, shallots, and cilantro, and you are good to go. Not to be missed at any cost if you are a true foodie.
A Thai version of crispy pancakes that can be consumed at any time of the day or night. The hawkers serve this dish with fresh mussels or oysters along with eggs and a pinch of chili sauce and green onions. Leave aside all your thoughts and taste this delightful local delicacy.
You will have to find in serious reasons for not digging in this delightful combo of fish marinated with salt, and lemongrass before being grilled to get a burnt black flavor. Remove the skin and you will be delighted to taste this wonderful dish.
Khao man gai
Locals and tourists alike savor a less spicy version as compared to the typical Thai contemporary dishes, the Khao man gai. Pair it steamed rice and a dash of chili dip and give it a mix, you will not be able to resist this delicacy. The fragrance is tempting and it will be really hard to you to wait even before it cools off.
A delightful fusion of sweet, salty, spicy, and sour mainly due to its chief ingredients like mushrooms, shrimps, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and tomatoes. Add some coconut milk and a bit of cream; we assure your taste buds would go crazy tasting this delightful yummy dish.
This is one of the most popular delicacies served in many regions of Southeast Asia. Here stir-fried noodles are flavored with tofu, green onions, pepper, bean sprouts, fish sauce, and peanuts. Squeeze in a bit of fresh lime along with a handful of crushed peanuts, and the result is a delightful dish to savor.
This is the Thai version of fried rice cooked with Thai jasmine rice instead of using the commonly used long-grain rice. You can add your own ingredients, as there are no standard elements for preparing this dish. The commonly used ingredients are salt, soy sauce, sugar, and fish sauce. Some vendors also add tomato, eggs, shrimps, and carrots for flavor.
Sai Krok Isan
This dish undergoes the science of fermentation a few days before it is grilled to the core. Sausages are filled with fatty pork, spices, and rice and left to ferment in a natural environment. Even though it is not fresh, it tastes really good. Add some cabbage, lime, and ginger, and you get a more delightful version.
Khao niew ma muang
Fruits flavored sticky rice is popular all over the world. The Thai version is no different. Here soaked and steamed sticky rice is mixed with coconut cream, sugar, and flavored with sesame seeds and mango.
Bua Loy Nam khing
If you have a sweet tooth, then this would be a delightful dish for you. These dumplings stuffed with black sesame are placed on a syrupy ginger broth. The dish takes the form of a floating lotus on the surface of a pond.
This is often referred as the Thai version of a barbecue. Mu Daeng is red pork is flavored with berry marinade and herbs before going on the grill. Add lots of sticky rice and you are good to go.
Gaeng kiew wan gai
This is definitely not for the faint-hearted; it is spicy to the core. Mix it with fresh green curry prepared with green Thai chili peppers paste. Add chunks of chicken along with coconut milk, Thai basil, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, and whatever you want to. The main core of the dish is the curry that floats on top of the rice.
Saku sai moo
Here tapioca or sweet potatoes are steamed before stuffed with ground peanuts and seasoned pork. Flavor it with some fried garlic oil and chilies results in a crunchy and chewy dumpling dish to savor.
If you have never got a chance to taste salad from a street food vendor, then this is your chance. Som tam is a green papaya salad flavored with loads of garlic and crushed chilies before being tossed in a mix of fish sauce, tamarind juice, lime juice, beans, dried shrimps, tomatoes, and sugar cane paste. Add grated green papaya on top and you have a tempting delicacy to savor.
Kuay teaw ped toon
Tender duck meat and egg noodles are simmered for hours in a stew of garlic, cinnamon, soy sauce, star anise, five-spice powder, and galangal. Flavor it with some toppings like green onion and bean sprouts for some rich texture or consume it plain.